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Sir Owen Glenn makes $5 million pledge to Waikato medical school proposal

 

Sir Owen Glenn said the argument for a Waikato medical school was compelling.

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Sir Owen Glenn said the argument for a Waikato medical school was compelling.

Sir Owen Glenn is pledging $5 million towards the creation of a medical school in Waikato.

The 76-year-old philanthropist made the announcement at a function at Waikato University on Tuesday.

The medical school proposal, a joint initiative by Waikato University and the Waikato District Health Board, aims to reverse a shortfall of primary care doctors, especially in provincial and rural areas.

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